The Charleston Gazette on the EPA rules, Obama's proposals, and the future of coal
This morning's lead editorial in the Charleston Gazette discusses the recent EPA plan:
(C)ritics like to say such a plan to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change is some misguided or unfair effort to reconfigure the energy industry.
However, the energy industry has already reconfigured itself. That was done . . .
Can the Intelligencer get more petty? This morning's editorial asks why Hawaii (along with Alaska and Vermont) was exempted from the recent EPA rules on fossil fuels. (Actually, according to the referenced AP article, Alaska and Hawaii were not "exempted," they were given "deferments" by the EPA.) The editorial then . . .
Back on July 22 the Intelligencer,with not much subtlety, began its campaign to get Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, elected president. With a front-page AP story missing most of the original's negative paragraphs, the Intelligencer covered his official entry into the Republican sweepstakes. On the editorial page, we then . . .
Agreeing with Huckabee without mentioning his name
This morning's Michael Myer's column is about how the recent nuclear weapons pact is "Sending Wrong Message to Iran" and half of the column follows the frequently-used conservative argument that the Iran deal is just like the 1938 Munich agreement. Here's Myer:
Obama's strategy has been compared to the . . .
If you turn to the "Region" section (page 9) of today's (Thursday's) Intelligencer you will see a story by Fred Connors: "Crowd Throws Debris, Slurs at Law Enforcement." Here are the first two paragraphs:
Several people threw trash, bottles and other debris-and some racial slurs-toward Wheeling police . . .
A photo of the Little Blue Run area. (This is not the normal color of a pond.)
(source - Ohio Citizen Action)
The on-going problem of coal ash at Little Blue Run, located on the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia at the top of WV's panhandle, has been around a while (I last wrote about it here). Little Blue Run is . . .
The morning "newspaper" lectures the UMW
The lead Intelligencer editorial, "Planning Future for Miners," takes the United Mine Workers to task for having endorsed Obama in 2008. Apparently the president is to blame for all the jobs that have been lost in the coal industry. No, it isn't the increased mechanization that began decades ago or the rising cost of getting the . . .